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Tucked down in the southern part of Africa, Namibia is famed for its red rust sand, giant dunes, skeleton coast and the world’s oldest desert. Read more about Namibia here…

Namib Desert Sesriem canyon

A Sense of Scale – Sesriem Canyon in the Namib Desert

I was looking for a photo to use as a test while I’m sprucing up Inside the Travel Lab – you know, washing behind its ears, dampening down tufts of hair and generally trying to get it to look its Sunday Best – when I found this.

The sight of

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Ghandi - You must be the change you wish to see in the world - street art in Swakopmund, Namibia, Africa

Street Art in Swakopmund

Alright, I admit it. I did agree with the description of Namibia’s adventure playground, Swakopmund, as “unimaginably dreary.”

I still do. Yet as I was leaving town, I drove along this street of, well, street art that lifted my spirits…

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Swakopmund Desert SIgn - Warning Sand in Desert in Namibia, Africa

Warning: Sand in the Desert

The Namib Desert runs for over a thousand miles in southern Africa, and at 55 million years of age, geologists feel confident that it’s the oldest desert in the world.

Yet on the road between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, the authorities feel we may not have noticed…

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Unimaginably Dreary: Namibia’s Adrenaline Capital

The violence of the wind whips me with my own hair and spills tears down my frozen cheek. Somewhere in the greyness, the wind howls, screams and groans, ripping up canvases and kicking over dustbins like the soundtrack to a teen horror film.

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Solitaire Namibia – An Unlikely Oasis

My mind jumped to computer card games and Karen Carpenter’s warbling, but in Namibia, Solitaire is a place on the map. It’s also…

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Life in the World’s Oldest Desert, Namibia

Desert. It’s a word that used to have two effects on me. First, it conjured up images of parched wastelands and a world of emptiness scorched into never-ending death and sand. Second, it triggered a paranoid rush to the dictionary

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